Vassiliki Saloura, M.D.

Vassiliki Saloura, M.D., Ph.D

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
Thoracic and GI Malignancies Branch


Dr. Saloura’s laboratory investigates the role of histone and non-histone protein methylation in tumor growth, therapy resistance and immunogenicity in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

Areas of Expertise

Histone Epigenetics
Non-Histone Protein Methylation
Tumor Immunology

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Selected Recent Publications

WHSC1 monomethylates histone H1 and induces stem-cell like features in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck

Saloura V, Vougiouklakis T, Bao R, Kim S, Baek S, Zewde M, Bernard B, Burkitt K, Nigam N, Izumchenko E, Dohmae N, Hamamoto R, Nakamura Y.
Neoplasia. 22(8): 283-293, 2020. [ Journal Article ]

Characterization of the T-cell receptor repertoire and immune microenvironment in patients with locoregionally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck

Saloura V, Fatima A, Zewde M, Kiyotani K, Brisson R, Park JH, Ikeda Y, Vougiouklakis T, Bao R, Khattri A, Seiwert T, Cipriani N, Lingen M, Vokes E, Nakamura Y.
Clinical Cancer Research. 23 (16): 4897-4907, 2017. [ Journal Article ]

WHSC1L1-mediated EGFR mono-methylation enhances the cytoplasmic and nuclear oncogenic activity of EGFR in head and neck cancer

Saloura V, Vougiouklakis T, Zewde M, Deng X, Kiyotani K, Park JH, Matsuo Y, Lingen M, Suzuki T, Dohmae N, Hamamoto R, Nakamura Y.
Scientific Reports. 7: 40664, 2017. [ Journal Article ]

EGFR-based bioradiotherapy in SCCHN

Saloura V, Vokes EE.
Lancet Oncology. 16(2): 129-30, 2015. [ Journal Article ]

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Predoctoral Fellow (Medical Student)
Marie Luff
Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
Arfa Moshiri, Ph.D.
Postbaccalaureate Fellow
Abbas Saeed
Special Volunteer
Daniel Tsai